Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Autumn Beer Review Review

Alright. The 2007 Autumn Beer Review. It started out rainy and cold. But the prospects of drinking good beer--and lots of it--kept me and Ben warm as we waited in line. It was one 1pm when we got in, and our first stop was at the Pizza Luce booth for some nurishment before imbibing.
The first couple beers I had were great--Summit ESB on cask and Town Hall's Mango Mama, their Masala Mama IPA with Mango. Here's a list of everything I tried--at least everything I checked off. Note these were 4 oz samples, sometime less, and I tried to stick to beers I had never had before. For more info about each one, check out the program.
  • Schell Snowstorm 2007

  • Barley John's Dark Knight

  • Brau Brothers Ring Neck Braun Ale

  • Fitger's Procrastinator Dopplebock

  • Fitger's Starfire Pale Ale

  • Fitger's Contentment

  • Fitger's Cherry Batch 2200

  • Great Water's Flying Circus IPA

  • Great Water's "It Will Make You a Man" IPA

  • Great Water's Knights who say "Nee" ESB

  • Herkimer Oktoberfest

  • Lake Superior Winter Warmer Barleywine

  • Town Hall Mango Mama

  • Rock Bottom Saison

  • Summit ESB

  • Summit Oatmeal Stout with Brettanomyces

  • Surly Dahmer

  • Surly Bourbon One

  • Surly Darkness 07

  • Avery Kaiser Imperial Oktoberfest

  • Big Sky Montana Trout Slayer Ale

  • Leinie's Oktoberfest

  • Left Hand Juju Ginger

  • New Holland Barrel-Aged Strong Ale

  • North Coast Brother Thelonius Dubbel

  • Rush River Lost Arrow Porter

  • Schmaltz Lenny Bruce Rye IPA

  • Sprecher Bourbon Barrel Scotch Ale

  • Tyranena Three Beaches Honey Blonde Ale

  • Tyranena Bitter Woman IPA

  • Tyranena Rocky's Revenge Bourbon Barrel-Aged Brown Ale

  • Tyranena Hop Whore

  • Tyranena Devil Made Me Do It!

  • Tyranena High Class Broad

  • Victory Hop Devil

My faves were the Dark Knight and Mango Mama. Thanks to WankerWeasel for some of the photos (more here).


Mag said...

Thanks for commiserating on the broken tasting glass! Somehow I named my latest post the Autumn Brew Review did you. Hmm, creepy. You're not my evil twin, are you?

Anonymous said...

Eric, it was a grand time, wasn't it? Way too many good beers to taste in 5 hours.

For a more manageable tasting event, come to my garage/fundraiser this Saturday. I think we live close to each other.

anyone can come, too.
see ya later

KJ said...

That's quite a list! I must sheepishly admit I've tried almost everything on your list, but I want to know more about the Lefthand Juju Ginger..what's the scoop? Are there hints of ginger in the brew that actually come thru? Is it sweet/bitter/sour? I'm intrigued. Oh, and Dark Knight is incredible!